Jurgen Klopp, when he leaves Dortmund this summer, will have a wealth of options available to him from all over the continent, but it seems most likely he will come to England. If this is the case, where should he go?
Though no clubs in England are currently without managers, it wouldn't be unlikely for a Premier League chairman to sack the current incumbent in order to get first pick of this talented manager.
The most obvious option seemingly is Manchester City. Manuel Pellegrini seems almost certain to be facing the sack this summer after a terrible later part of this season, and Klopp would surely be their first choice to replace him. But this seems like a bad fit for Klopp, who would be moving from perennial underdogs with passionate support, to a team which has been build around oil money in the past few years.
Though this option does seem like the most likely course of action if he does indeed move to the Premier League, it does seem like a bad fit. City are not the sort of club which would be patient with Klopp, allowing him to instil his own way on the club and develop his team, and a season like the one he has endured at Dortmund this year would surely not be tolerated by City's success hungry owners.
This fickleness and desire for quick, short term solutions may well deter Klopp, and he would be wise for thinking twice about joining the obvious choice in Manchester City. Though having said this, perhaps Klopp would relish the chance to be able to build a world beating team of his choosing, with the almost bottomless pit of money he would be granted within Fair Play regulations.
Another option may be Liverpool. Though the owners have been publicly backing Brendan Rodgers after a poor season, following his near success in the last, appointing Klopp could well be too great a lure for the Liverpool owners if they can tempt him to Anfield. The Liverpool public have recently been turning against Brendan Rodgers, and though sacking him would be a very harsh move, it may be the right one, as a manager of Klopp's ilk rarely comes along.
This also seems like a far better match than City. Liverpool are perhaps England's most famous and historic club, who have recently fallen on hard times. Klopp would be the perfect man to try and restore them to glory. He has a proven history of winning titles against the odds, as his overturning of Bayern Munich's dominance in Germany in recent years has proven.
This is exactly what Liverpool need, and what's more his sides play football in a way that the Liverpool public would adore. While this seems a less likely option considering how harsh it would be on Brendan Rodgers, Klopp and Liverpool could well be a footballing match made in heaven, and the Liverpool public would absolutely adore Klopp's lighthearted and intimate approach to management.
Other alternatives would be Arsenal, and perhaps Tottenham. But it seems almost impossible that either of these sides will sack their managers, even if they can get Klopp, and so City and Liverpool probably are the only viable options for him in England.
With a Bayern Munich chairman recently saying that Klopp could be a future Bayern Munich manager after Guardiola, perhaps City would be Klopp's best career option. City are never going to be a club which sticks by one manager for a decade (to be fair, few clubs these days are), and in terms of him he would have a few seasons before Guardiola probably leaves Bayern in which he can built a title winning team in Manchester, before returning to his homeland to manage Bayern.
Though this is the logical option, I still think Klopp and Liverpool would be a wonderful match for both parties, and though it seems highly unlikely, it would certainly be an entertaining ride for the footballing world to observe if it does happen.
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